I've been saying since 2008 that Huckabee was a poor facsimile of Newt Gingrich, though I never thought I'd see Newt sinking to a Huckabee-esque level of absurdly vulgar class warfare.
Newt thought it would be a great idea to slam "big city attacks" on rural areas. "Every time farmers start to do well, somebody starts to attack them." -- "Why are we attacking farmers for being productive?"
The sick thing is, I am actually sympathetic to one of Newt's major ethanol proposals (-a flex-fuel mandate for autos), but I can't stand his blatant demagoguery of this issue. Misleading attacks on the motivations of major elements of the conservative coalition are not to be tolerated. This is every bit as bad as Huckabee's "Club for Greed" nonsense. Newt, if you ever had a chance to be a real Presidential candidate, you blew it by so carelessly slandering opponents of our ethanol policy as being malevolent and uninformed.
Good job, Professor Cornpone.